Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bill Kalush doesn't holdout

The mighty William Kalush, author of The Secret Life of Houdini and founder of the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York, has posted to Instagram this dynamite photo of Houdini demonstrating a Keplinger Holdout. Can't say I've ever seen this particular shot before. Very nice.



To learn more about the Keplinger Holdout and to see another rare shot of Houdini using this same apparatus concealed beneath his coat click here.

4 comments:

  1. John I have that picture

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    1. Really? Oh my. I would love to see your collection some day, John.

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  2. The one time I visited the Houdini museum in Scranton over 10 years ago the person who was giving us the tour pulled out a mechanism similar to this from an old trunk and said it belonged to Houdini. Could this be the same apperatus?

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    1. Wow, I wonder if it was? Maybe Dorothy or Dick will post.

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